25 April 2013

Waddle for a Week 2013 – Day Three

Katja Rockstroh

Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education Centre P.A. to Head of Education Katja Rockstroh is on the road this week, live-tweeting and blogging from the annual Waddle for a Week for the African penguin.

After a lovely dinner at Cocos (thanks for the complimentary drinks, Ramon), everybody was ready for bed following day two’s long 24km.

Day three (24 April 2013) started with a lovely morning in Hermanus.

All photos by Katja Rockstroh
The Windsor Hotel sponsored our accommodation again this year, reserving eight rooms for us. We were also treated to a wholesome breakfast, something the regular waddlers were looking forward to. Thank you, Blake, and all the staff for being so welcoming, as always!

The waddlers made their way out of town in no time. We were again joined by about 15 Cape Nature staff for the day. Cape Nature is our main sponsor and it was great to have so many of them walking with us for the whole 24km.

Thank you to Cape Nature for flying our flag high!

Eight kilometres outside of Hermanus we were greeted by children from Northcliff House College – who were all given badges and bookmarks by the waddlers.

Jane Dlamini and Paul Lotter, both from uShaka Sea World, reach the 12km mark at Hawston.

Day three was a scorcher, with waddlers trying to keep the sun exposure to a minimum.

Even after a very hot 16km, June Smith still looked upbeat and keen to finish this leg of the waddle.

On her way to the PAAZAB Conference, Robynn Ingle-Moller, who took part in the past two waddles, joined the team for about 4km.

Nikki Chapman, from Brands For Change, and Natasha Lotter, from uShaka Sea World, ran to the finish line at the Arabella Hotel & Spa.

At last, day three was complete. Thank you, again, to Cape Nature for joining us all of the way!

Join us!

Day four starts at the Arabella Hotel & Spa just outside Kleinmond and ends at the Betty’s Bay Stony Point penguin colony. It is the longest waddle – 29km. Please join us, for the whole route or just part of it.

Again, if you are in a car driving along this route, please hoot! The total number of hoots on day three was 1 091, with 3 329 cars driving past. That means our “success rate” was only 32%! We will have to try even harder over the next few days.

For those of you unable to join us, please follow us on our Twitter page, or go check out www.penguinpromises.com and make your Penguin Promise.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Windsor Hotel
  • Cape Nature
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • uShaka Marine World
  • Chrysler Jeep Newlands
  • Brands For Change

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